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Travellers leave car park after council order

The car park off Forstal Road which travellers moved into last night

Travellers leave car park after being served with eviction notice by local council.


Man jailed for terrifying 'Home Alone' burglary

Robert Remen, 26, was sentenced to 29 months in prison for the offence

A burglar has been jailed for two years after his attempts to break into a house were foiled by 16-year-old boy who was home alone.


Crash which killed woman on crossing 'unavoidable'

The crossing in the High Street, West Malling

A crash which killed a woman on a pedestrian crossing was inevitable as soon as she stepped into the road, an inquest's heard.


Murder mystery... solved

The dig revealed bones dating back as far as the 16th century

Reports of a murder were investigated by police - only for them to find a body unearthed dated back to the 16th century.

17 tonne truck pull raises more than £1,000

Spider Man (John Williams) demonstrates super strength

Twenty members of a local gym raised more than £1,000 for charity through sheer strength alone.

Multi-million-pound motorway project gets go-ahead

Drivers should approach the area with caution. Stock image

Kent County Council approve widening of major motorway bridge in £4.8million project.

Horse on motorway

A horse in a road. Credit: natureniche, iStock

A horse was found wandering on the M20 yesterday.

Tributes left after death...of neighbourhood cat

A tribute left by regulars at The Monk's Head pub

Flowers and cards left for Harry, a tom who made a big impression on the locals in Snodland.


Children join in the start of a six-day festival

Pupils from the Discovery School at Kings Hill take part in a concert for the Music@Malling festival

Music festival kicks off with the help of children from schools in and around West Malling.

Bus and tractor become wedged on road

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A road closed for two hours after a tractor and a double decker bus became wedged on it this morning.


All smiles at strawberry party

Olivia and Tray dig in to some strawberries at the tea party

A strawberry tea party was held by a local charity in a bid to raise money for church repairs.

Animal rescue gets visit from former Miss Universe GB

Amy Willerton visits the RSPCA centre in Leybourne Picture: Mike Dooley

Beauty queen and I’m A Celebrity contestant Amy Willerton swaps spiders for cuddlier company in visit to Leybourne RSPCA.


Village gains its own heritage centre

A redundant school building has been given a new use as the custodian of Ditton's history.

Snodland woman convicted of benefit fraud

Hare was spared jail after breaking an innocent passer-by's nose

A woman who admitted living in her father's house while claiming housing benefit has been given a suspended sentence.

Teens rescued from mud

Medway Coastguard. Library image.

Youths had to be rescued by the coastguard with the help of firefighters after their dinghy got stuck in mud on the River Medway.


Two teenagers charged after shop raid

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A shop worker was threatened by a raider believed to be carrying a firearm during a robbery.

Appeal after hit and run

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Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash involving a disabled man in Ditton.

MP calls for bankers to stand up and be counted over closure

Queuing customers outside NatWest Bank in Snodland which will close in January

MP for Chatham and Aylesford, Tracey Crouch, calls on bank representatives to attend a public meeting after RBS announced closure of NatWest branches.


Benefits cheat gets sentenced after falsely claiming almost £20,000

The pair appeared at Maidstone Magistrates' Court

Nicola Stratford sentenced after pleading guilty to illegally claiming almost £20,000 in benefits.

Con artists trick woman out of £500

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Kent Police are warning the public to be wary of rogue traders after a woman paid £500 to have her driveway cleaned with 'special chemicals.'

Supermarket evacuated amid reports of a fire

Fire crews were sent to the scene. Stock image

A supermarket has been evacuated this morning amid reports of a fire.

Don't worry about "greenway" says developer

Cyclists enjoy the route today

New road will be "as attractive as any road can be" claims Trenport.

Police called in after suspicious car blaze

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

A car alight in Snodland may have been started deliberately, firefighters say.

Firefighters "rescue" staff in training blaze

Fire engine arriving on a call-out

A disaster scenario was being played out in a fire service training exercise in Allington this week.

Pension-age poultry are saved from slaughter

Toni Hallsworth, 13, and Isobel-Louise Hann, 13, helped rehome 170 chickens

Nearly 200 chickens have been re-homed by a volunteer from Eccles.


Blaze rips through caravan

The scene of the blaze Credit: Jayson Worsfold

Flames tore through a caravan today as it was towed along a Kent road, causing serious delays.

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